San Leandro Residents Warn If City Allows One Wind Turbine, More Will Come

SAN LEANDRO//ENVIRONMENT | Nearly every evening, Lula Tsegay, with her five-year-old son in tow, walks the scenic trail along San Lorenzo Creek that stretches from behind her home at the Heron Bay housing development to protected marshlands along San Francisco Bay. She purchased the home thirteen years ago for the area’s calming beauty, she said. But a controversial proposal by a nearby green technology firm to erect a 104-foot-tall wind turbine has angered Tsegay and many local residents. While San Leandro is attempting to rebrand itself as a hub of clean tech, critics of the wind turbine say Halus Power Systems and its owner Louis Rigaud are less interested in green energy than in saving greenbacks…

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